Re: positions

From: Xual (
Date: 02/05/99

On Sat, 6 Feb 1999, Edward J Glamkowski wrote:

> Having just added mounts to my mud, I added in a
> POS_MOUNTED to allow for certain skills that can be
> used only from horseback (e.g. a jousting skill).
> To this end, I am thinking of making fighting a state
> instead of a position so I can have players engaged
> in combat while remaining mounted.
> But before I do this, I would like to hear opinions on
> making such a change.  The alternative would be to
> create an additional position POS_MOUNTED_FIGHTING
> and everywhere it currently checks for POS_FIGHTING
> have it also check for POS_MOUNTED_FIGHTING.

I don't know what your mount system looks like, but I'm assuming that
within your char_data struct there is a pointer to the mounted mob.  The
easiest way to achieve your goal is to just put a check in your "mounted
only" skills sorta like this:

  if (!GET_MOUNT(ch)) {
    send_to_char("You can only use this skill when mounted.\r\n", ch);

Of course you'll want to change GET_MOUNT to whatever your macro or var
is.  Much easier than playing around with positions or states.

My $0.03  (inflation is killing us all)

"Misery is boundless"
        -Xual the Torturer, on the Eve of the Sundering.

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